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Going "Pro" When It Comes To Construction Garbage Removal

Going "Pro" When It Comes To Construction Garbage Removal

Are you engaged in construction work? Do you dread the never-ending task of your construction garbage removal? You're not alone. But it doesn't have to be a dreaded chore. And - here's the really good news - it doesn't have to be something you do yourself!

Why Pros Need Professional Construction Garbage Removal

As a professional contractor you take pride in your work, your craftsmanship and how your brand represents the industry. Being a pro means doing things professionally, and this includes each and every phase and task of a construction project. And it doesn't matter whether it's something as small as a bathroom remodel to a project a large as a shopping mall or civic center. Being a pro means doing everything in a professional manner. 

And this includes "taking out the trash!"

No One Wants to Think About Construction Garbage Removal

Every project your firm takes on is going to generate construction garbage. How much garbage? Quite a bit actually.

Want to know how much C&D (construction and demolition) debris you actually produce in the course of your jobs? While commercial construction obviously generates a great deal of construction garbage, residential construction can produce surprisingly large quantities of trash.

Here are some C&D facts:

  • New construction projects average 3.9 pounds of waste per square foot of building area. For example: almost 98 tons of waste is produced from building a 50,000 square foot building.
  • Building demolitions average 155 pounds of waste per square foot. That means that 3,875 tons of waste is produced during the demolition of a 50,000 square foot building.
  • Not all construction waste goes into landfills, since many items are salvageable. In fact, there are more than 200 used building material stores in the United States alone that take recovered items as donations.
  • Many reusable items from demolition projects can often be used in some renovation projects such as plumbing fixtures, ceiling and floor tiles, doors, cabinets, decorative items, light fixtures, carpeting, stonework, bricks, and even sheet rock.

Dealing with construction debris and construction garbage removal is one of the most daunting challenges faced in the construction industry. Disposal costs are on the rise and productive resources are being taken up relentlessly to deal with the ongoing need to clean and dispose of construction waste. 

And because landfill space is diminishing rapidly, as well, alternatives such as reuse and recycling of waste materials is a pressing concern. The good news here is that the C&D waste challenge provides an opportunity for contractors and builders to contribute positively to the environment.

What's In Your Construction Debris?

C&D waste is often  divided into a number of categories:

  • Waste left over from new construction (i.e. new material scraps, packaging, etc.)
  • Remodeling/demolition debris from older buildings (i.e. old wood, insulation, plaster, brick, fixtures, appliances, etc.)
  • Debris from large civil works projects such as highways and bridges (i.e. concrete, asphalt, rubble, etc.

So the question remains: What to do with all that garbage? Disposal (i.e. hauling and dumping) is the standard approach, but it's not the only way to deal with construction waste.

Another one of the options, of course, is to reuse as much of the waste material as possible. The benefits of recycling have been made abundantly clear for a number of years now. But knowing that construction debris can be recycled or reused is still a great option for many contractors.

The truth is that, for most construction professionals, it pays to recycle wherever and whatever they can. The good news is that many municipalities and private firms have developed the means and resources to make this option not only viable, but relatively easy and profitable for everyone involved.

Being a "Pro" Means Knowing When to Outsource

Even though you may be a construction pro, you might still find it difficult to get rid of the debris left over after the job is complete. Whether you are doing demolition, remodeling, or construction, there is always the time sensitive and costly process of getting rid of leftover debris. Concrete, wood, steel, tiling and drywall all can be extremely difficult to haul off of a construction site.

There is more to proper construction garbage removal than simply throwing stuff into the back of a truck. Knowing what can be disposed of legally and where constitutes a large part of what makes a professional firm the better choice. And simply taking everything to the local landfill – assuming there is one – is not always the most cost-effective means of disposal. Recycling and re-purposing many items and materials is a responsible approach for a business to take.

Finding the Right "Pro" for Your Construction Garbage Removal Tasks

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly construction waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after the project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during a construction project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the construction debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.

How can you get us on the site for construction debris disposal? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured hauling team will show up at your site; we call 15 minutes before we arrive on and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your debris takes up in our truck. You point and we haul the construction waste into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.


Going "Pro" When It Comes To Construction Garbage Removal


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